Muzaffarabad—Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will take Hurriyat and Azad Jammu and Kashmir leaders on board for his speech in the United Nations General Assembly later this month. “Prime Minister Nawaz will visit Muzaffarabad on today before leaving for New York. He will consult the Kashmiri leadership regarding his speech at the UN session,” AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider told media.
Nawaz will hold separate meetings with AJK legislators and with a delegation of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, AJK chapter. The prime minister will take the Kashmiri leadership into confidence over the content of his speech to be delivered at the UN General Assembly session on Sept 21.
Welcoming the decision, AJK PM Raja Farooq Haider said the gesture would send a positive message across the Line of Control. At least 90 Kashmiri civilians have been killed and thousands injured in India-held Kashmir in clashes with security forces after the killing of a prominent separatist leader Burhan Wani, in a military operation on July 8.